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Apple Crumb Pie

I often brown the topping for this special-occasion pie under the broiler to give it extra eye appeal. Watch it carefully, though, because you don't want to burn Thanksgiving dessert! It's a fitting finale for any festive meal.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • Dough for single-crust pie
  • 6 cups chopped peeled tart apples (about 6 medium)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cold butter


  • Preheat oven to 375°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim crust to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge. In a large bowl, combine apples, butter, sour cream, lemon juice, sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spoon into crust.
  • For topping, in a large bowl, combine flour and sugar; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over filling.
  • Bake until filling is bubbly and the apples are tender, 45-50 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
Editor's Note
Combine 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour and 1/4 tsp. salt; cut in 1/2 cup cold butter until crumbly. Gradually add 3-5 Tbsp. ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Shape into a disk; wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 426 calories, 21g fat (13g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 225mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • muffbear74
    Nov 27, 2020

    I, too, left out the sour cream and still found it tasty.

  • bicktasw
    Nov 12, 2020

    This is ONE wonderful apple pie recipe! I made it exactly, except I did not use sour cream because I didn't have any on hand. It was just the right amount of sweetness and there was just the right amount of flour in it to slightly thicken the juices. Will be making this again, for sure. 5 stars!!

  • justmbeth
    Oct 2, 2018

    Great pie! I needed more than 6 apples to make 6 cups but otherwise made as written.

  • JGa2595176
    Nov 24, 2016

    Made for Thanksgiving 2016 when I realized I didn't have enough pastry for a double crust apple pie. Husband went crazy for this version! I loved the crumb topping. Two thumbs up, and a simple recipe to make. Followed directions, but used a orange versus a lemon as that's what I had on-hand.

  • RebekahLeonard
    Jan 6, 2016

    This recipe is so good that my husband keeps asking for it and my neighbor asked for the recipe. The best pie recipe! It's not too sweet and not too watery inside. Only drawback- the crumbs dont come out big enough and I have done this recipe three times now.

  • mommysyla
    Nov 27, 2014

    I love this recipe. It is always a hit with family and guests! I follow the recipe exactly.

  • daisydoodledoo
    Oct 27, 2013

    Awesome pie, easy to make, everyone loved!

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    Nov 19, 2012

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